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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Giant-Size Roundup – For Dec 11, 2017 - Jan 7, 2018, New and Updated Revit Add-ins on the Autodesk App Store

The period from December 11, 2017 through January 7, 2018 was a busy one for Revit-related add-ins on the Autodesk App Store. Eight new (or new-ish) Revit add-ins were published and three new Navisworks add-ins were posted. In total, a further twenty five add-ins were updated.

For Revit, the free CTB Link is for making CAD imports look like they would plot from AutoCAD and is an Editor's Choice Award winner, Dim Offset is for automatically offsetting dimension text that overlaps extension lines, EasyConduit is for connecting families that have conduit connectors, Export to Unity is for exporting models to Unity with materials and textures, The Family Exporter is for exporting families from the current project to RFA files, and Sheet Explorer is for managing sheets.

Though we've posted about them previously, AGACAD's Fire Sprinkler and MEP Hangers also made their App Store debuts.

For Navisworks, ClashViewPointManager(CVPM) is for managing clashes, such as grouping, renaming, merging, etc, CVP-SYNC is for uploading "Clash Test and ViewPoints on 'ifieldsmart' platform," and JSON Exporter for Autodesk Navisworks is self-explanatory.

For updated add-ins, BIMSens for Navisworks, Navisworks to OBJ converter, and OkCommand for Revit each received relatively significant updates.

REVIT

New

Export to Unity
Export Autodesk® Revit® Models directly to Unity with materials and textures | USD 10.00
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 1/9/2018 – Initial release

Fire Sprinkler
BIM software for effective design of fire sprinkler systems | Trial
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About This Version: Version 2018.1, 12/21/2017 – New release for 2018

Sheet Explorer 2018 Trial
With Sheet Explorer for Autodesk® Revit® you can easily manage your sheets in a Revit document | Trial
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About This Version: Version 4.0.6, 12/18/2017 – Initial version.

Sheet Explorer 2018
With Sheet Explorer for Autodesk® Revit® you can easily manage your sheets in a Revit document | USD 50.00
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About This Version: Version 4.0.6, 12/18/2017 – Initial version

EasyConduit
The easiest way to connect elements with conduit connector in Autodesk® Revit® | Trial
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 12/18/2017 – Initial release

CTB Link
Need to import your CAD drawings (DXF, DWG) into Revit but also use a CTB to transform them before importing? This is the add-in that does just that. Supports colors, line thickness and much more! | Free
 (1 review)
About This Version: Version 1.0.0, 12/18/2017 – First release

Dim Offset
The function monitors all the created and modified dimensions and, in case the dimensional text falls on dimensional lines, it displaces the dimensional text aside | USD 9.00
 (1 review)
About This Version: Version 1.0.0.0, 12/15/2017 – Initial release

MEP Hangers
BIM software for fast precision layout of hangers and supports | Trial
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About This Version: Version 2018.1, 12/15/2017 – New release for 2018

The Family Exporter 2017
Export the current model's families to independent family libraries. This dockable interface supports previewing, sorting and filtering to simplify selection of families to export | USD 4.99
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About This Version: Version 2017.0.0.0, 12/13/2017 – First release.

The Family Exporter 2018
Export the current model's families to independent family libraries. This dockable interface supports previewing, sorting and filtering to simplify selection of families to export | USD 4.99
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About This Version: Version 2018.0.0.0, 12/11/2017 – First release.

Updated

LinkReloader
Quickly reload all links in a document without even having to open it! Link Reloader: Batch "reload from" multiple files at once! | Trial
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About This Version: Version 2.0.1, 1/5/2018 – Improved workflows.

OkCommand
This application helps you with your day to day work in Autodesk® Revit®. Simple and representative user interface will help you find all Revit commands | Free
 (4 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.5.3, 1/4/2018 – For release notes, see this post

View Filter Manager
Whenever you want to reuse / copy view filter overrides between views or view templates in Autodesk® Revit®, this application will do it in seconds, saving hours of tedious manual work | USD 90.00
 (5 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.1.7, 1/3/2018 – Added 2018 support.

Enscape™
Enscape™ – Realtime 3D rendered walkthrough plug-in with live integration inside Autodesk® Revit®. Show and communicate designs in your team or to your customers effortlessly | Trial
 (21 reviews)
About This Version: Version 2.1.1, 1/2/2018

BIM Track™
BIM Track™ is a web-based collaboration platform that empowers your team with better coordination workflows. It provides a central hub for all coordination information from design to construction | Free
 (5 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.15.0, 12/28/2017 – Add attachments to an issue directly from Revit or Navisworks. Minor bug fixes and improvements.

Breadcrumb PRO (2018)
Communicate better, request information faster and correct or make decisions faster than ever, using Breadcrumbs! | USD 35.00
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About This Version: Version 1.0.1, 12/27/2017 – BC Family is added to object

Location Tool PRO (2018)
We make BIM better! Location based quantity take-off is now available in Autodesk® Revit® | USD 50.00
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About This Version: Version 1.0, 12/27/2017 – Initial Release.

OBJ Exporter For Autodesk® Revit® - Trial
OBJ Exporter for Autodesk® Revit® exports a Revit model to an OBJ file. The file format is open and has been adopted by other 3D graphics application vendors | Trial
 (1 review)
About This Version: Version 3.1.0.0, 12/26/2017 – Fixed: Export was not working for specific Revit model files. Fixed: Crash while exporting selected entities with texture. Enhancement: Added support for entourage type of entities.

DWG Explorer 2018
DWG Explorer lets you instantly see, select, delete or show all CAD files in their host Revit views. It can also list and open each of all Revit views & sheets where a CAD file is visible | USD 4.95/M
 (7 reviews)
About This Version: Version 2018.3, 12/22/2017 – Additional features added.

DWG Explorer 2017
DWG Explorer lets you instantly see, select, delete or show all CAD files in their host Revit views. It can also list and open each of all Revit views & sheets where a CAD file is visible | USD 4.95/M
 (8 reviews)
About This Version: Version 2017.3, 12/22/2017 – Additional features added.

DWG Explorer 2016
DWG Explorer lets you instantly see, select, delete or show all CAD files in their host Revit views. It can also list and open each of all Revit views & sheets where a CAD file is visible | USD 4.95/M
 (6 reviews)
About This Version: Version 2016.3, 12/22/2017 – Additional features added.

Rename Param
This App renames bound shared parameters while retaining the parameter values, formula and GUID | USD 10.00
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About This Version: Version 1.3.0, 12/19/2017 – Increased functionality when renaming Shared Parameters.

Docuflow
The most advanced publisher tool for construction professionals. Exports PDF, DWG, IFC and drawing lists in 1 job, with your office standards and intelligent detection of size and orientation | Trial
 (1 review)
About This Version: Version 1.7.0, 12/15/2017 – Improvements in saving settings.

AUGmentecture
AUGmentecture is a service helping you to view 3D models on a mobile device. With the help of this plugin you can upload your 3D models and floor plans directly from Revit® to your AUG account | Free
 (5 reviews)
About This Version: Version 2.2.0, 12/13/2017 – Fixed important issues with rotation

ProductXchange Plugin
coBuilder ProductXchange Plugin can be used to link the coBuilder Product data list from ProductXchange with Autodesk® Revit® Elements, Family Types, and Materials | Free
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About This Version: Version 1.6.0, 12/13/2017 – Fixed product types translations

DPR Model Slicer
Section your Autodesk® Revit® models automatically and repeatedly by using preconfigured settings, which allow multiple different 3D sectioned views to be created within a single interface | Free
 (10 reviews)
About This Version: Version 8.0, 12/12/2017 – Revit 2018 now supported

PCL PartsLab
If you manage construction models, this addin will revolutionize how you directly leverage design model geometry. Browse design models, clone & manage editable design geometry in just a few clicks | Free
 (4 reviews)
About This Version: Version 3.1.0.1, 12/12/2017 – International Version Support – Visualization ribbon tools were not appearing when Parts are selected in non-English versions of Revit. Refresh Tree – Manually refreshes main content tree if new geometry is created while PartsLab is running, this will refresh the main content tree and object counts. This is not automated for best performance in large projects. Level Linked/Sync’d status was not correct when the current model was deselected in the ‘Models being viewed’ list. If you had 3.0.0.8 installed, you will NOT need to re-register this version.

CTC BIM Manager Suite (Purchase)
For people who manage Autodesk® Revit® content and projects, BIM Manager Suite contains tools to help standardize, protect, and quickly change Revit families and projects. For Revit 2015-2018 | USD 1,250.00
 (1 review)
About This Version: Version 18.0.3, 12/11/2017 – All tools that work with spreadsheets have an improved spreadsheet handling engine. Family Checker: Bug Fix - Fixed error that would cause Family Checker to fail for Revit 2016, 2017 and 2018.

CTC BIM Manager Suite
For people who manage Autodesk® Revit® content and projects, BIM Manager Suite contains tools to help standardize, protect, and quickly change Revit families and projects. For Revit 2015-2018 | Free
 (5 reviews)
About This Version: Version 18.0.3, 12/11/2017 – All tools that work with spreadsheets have an improved spreadsheet handling engine. Family Checker: Bug Fix - Fixed error that would cause Family Checker to fail for Revit 2016, 2017 and 2018.

BIM Batch Suite (Purchase)
BIM Batch Suite provides tools that allow Autodesk® Revit® users to process workflows en masse, with a focus on importing and exporting data | USD 324.00
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About This Version: Version 18.0.4, 12/11/2017 – Family Loader - Bug fix:  Fixed an issue with loading families into a host family after updating any different CTC suite to a newer version.

BIM Batch Suite
BIM Batch Suite provides tools that allow Autodesk® Revit® users to process workflows en masse, with a focus on importing and exporting data | Free
 (1 review)
About This Version: Version 18.0.4, 12/11/2017 – Family Loader - Bug fix:  Fixed an issue with loading families into a host family after updating any different CTC suite to a newer version.

Megara Shared Parameters Binder
Batch Add Shared Parameters to your families’ library with auto backup cleaner & progress bar | USD 20.00
 (3 reviews)
About This Version: Version 2.5, 12/11/2017 – Added Support to Revit 2018

Megara Shared Parameters Creator
Save your time, Create Multiple Autodesk® Revit® Shared Parameters at once! | USD 15.00
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About This Version: Version 1.5, 12/11/2017 – Added Support to Revit 2018

Megara Shared Parameters Remover
Batch Remove Shared Parameters from all your Autodesk® Revit® families under your root folder as well as its subfolders | USD 15.00
 (2 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.5, 12/11/2017 – Added Support to Revit 2018

NAVISWORKS

New

CVP-SYNC
CVP-SYNC uploads Clash Test and ViewPoints on "ifieldsmart" platform | USD 999.00
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0.1, 12/13/2017 – Initial release

JSON Exporter for Autodesk® Navisworks®
JSON Exporter For Autodesk® Navisworks® exports the model to a JSON (.json) file | USD 79.00
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0.0, 12/11/2017 – Initial Release

JSON Exporter for Autodesk® Navisworks® - Trial
JSON Exporter For Autodesk® Navisworks® exports the model to a JSON (.json) file | Trial
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0.0, 12/11/2017 – Initial Release

ClashViewPointManager(CVPM)
ClashViewPointManager is an integrated kit that allows you to perform actions such as AssignTo, Grouping, Rename Clash, Rename ViewPoints, Merging, Record time | USD 999.00
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About This Version: Version 1.0.0.1, 12/11/2017 – Initial release

Updated

Navisworks® to OBJ converter
The plugin allows you to convert 3D models to OBJ file format | Trial
 (1 review)
About This Version: Version 3.0.0, 1/9/2018 – For release notes, see this post

Navisworks® to OBJ converter Pro
The plugin allows you to convert 3D models to OBJ file format | USD 120.00
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About This Version: Version 3.0.0, 1/9/2018 – For release notes, see this post

BIM Track™
BIM Track™ is a web-based collaboration platform that empowers your team with better coordination workflows. It provides a central hub for all coordination information from design to construction | Free
 (5 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.15.0, 12/28/2017 – You can now add attachments to an issue directly from Revit or Navisworks. Minor bug fixes and improvements.

BIMSens
Read and write connection to external data sources with rich model interactions | Free
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About This Version: Version 1.26, 12/26/2017 – For release notes, see this post

BIMCAVE Auto Search Set
Auto create Search Sets for the all/selected values of any property. You may create for Entire Project or only for Selected Elements. Useful for Clash Detection, Timeliner attach and Viewpoint create | Free
 (8 reviews)
About This Version: Version 1.0.2, 12/21/2017 – Compatible to Autodesk® Navisworks® 2018.

Selection Set Creator Trial
Selection Sets for Autodesk® Navisworks® Add-ins Tool | Trial
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About This Version: Version 1.1.0, 12/15/2017 – Updated to Autodesk® Navisworks® 2018

IFC Exporter 2018
Plugin generates IFC2x3 and IFC4 files from the Autodesk® Navisworks® models | Trial
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About This Version: Version 1.0.1, 12/12/2017 – Changed licensing system to support online activation



Apparent False Updates

Most weeks there are a number of add-ins listed on the App Store as having been updated when they appear not to have been. We call these false updates.

We suspect false updates primarily occur because developers have the ability in the App Store database to mark an 'update' without changing the version number. This is advantageous to developers because it moves their add-ins up in the App Store  'Newest' list. Also, authors of multiple add-ins on the App Store may use the practice to group their add-ins together. And some may mistakenly not change the version number for a legitimate update.

False updates may also be caused by glitches in the way the App Store serves up its database.

Lastly, apps are sometimes re-published with new logo artwork only.

We verify false updates by comparing the current version numbers with our last posts about the add-ins. This is work for us, though, hopefully, value for you.

In the hopes that the App Store will someday fix this problem, or developers will cease the practice, we list the developers and their add-ins that, though marked as updated, were not.

  • 3DiQ Inc.
    • Masonry iQ (version 18.1.0.1)
  • BIM SOFT SOLUTIONS
    • Batch change circuit breaker size_2018 (version 1.0.0)
    • Convert Text Case 2018 (version 1.0.0)
    • Purge CAD Drawings 2018 (version 1.0.0)
    • Purge Unused Parameters (version 1.0.0)
    • Purge Unused View Template 2015 (version 1.0.0)
    • Purge Unused View Template 2016 (version 1.0.0)
    • Super Hangers 2015 (version 1.0.0)
    • Super Hangers 2016 (version 1.0.0)
    • Super Hangers 2017 (version 1.0.0)
    • Super Hangers 2018 (version 1.1.1)
    • Upgrade Revit Files 2018 (version 1.1.0)
  • PROISAC-BIM-VDC
    • Styler (version 1.1.0)
  • SpiceTools Technologies
    • Family Size Reporter (version 2.1.1)
  • truevis.com
    • Mesh Import from OBJ files (version 1.004)
  • UL Verification Services Inc.
    • UL SPOT app (version 1.0.12)

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